'Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?': A Psychologist Explains the Development of Racial Identity Test | Final Test - Hard

Beverly Daniel Tatum
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what year did the Mexican-American War end?

2. What was a case in which the US Supreme Court affirmed that Alabama's anti-miscegenation statute was constitutional?

3. Executive Order 10925 was signed into effect on what date?

4. What was a landmark decision of the US Supreme Court that declared state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students unconstitutional?

5. Barack Obama was born in what year?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the first ethnic/racial group that the author addresses in Part IV, Beyond Black and White, Chapter 8, Critical Issues in Latino, American Indian, and Asian Pacific American Identity Development? Who comprises this group?

2. What is the author's conclusion about forming racial identity within minority groups in Part IV, Beyond Black and White, Chapter 8, Critical Issues in Latino, American Indian, and Asian Pacific American Identity Development?

3. How does the author assert whites learn about racism in Part III, Understanding Whiteness in a White Context, Chapter 6, The Development of White Identity?

4. How does Tatum suggest Whites find redefinition in racial identity in Part III, Understanding Whiteness in a White Context, Chapter 6, The Development of White Identity?

5. What reactions can result from attempts to relate one's subculture to a broader culture, according to the author in Part IV, Beyond Black and White, Chapter 8, Critical Issues in Latino, American Indian, and Asian Pacific American Identity Development?

6. What do productive racial dialogues promote, according to the author in Part V, Breaking the Silence, Chapter 10, Embracing a Cross-Racial Dialogue?

7. What does Beverly Tatum believe regarding racial dialogue in America, as discussed in Part V, Breaking the Silence, Chapter 10, Embracing a Cross-Racial Dialogue?

8. What are the advantages of affirmative action, according to the author in Part III, Understanding Whiteness in a White Context, Chapter 7, White Identity and Affirmative Action?

9. What stages of white identity development does the author describe in Part III, Understanding Whiteness in a White Context, Chapter 6, The Development of White Identity?

10. What is the effect of white resistance to racism, according to the author in Part III, Understanding Whiteness in a White Context, Chapter 6, The Development of White Identity?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss Tatum's assertion that Whites, in resisting racism, often want to simply retreat into their individuality. What does the author mean by this phrase?

Essay Topic 2

Define and discuss the terms "people of color" and reverse racism. How does the author choose to use these terms and why?

Essay Topic 3

Describe and discuss the author Beverly Daniel Tatum and the reception of 'Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?': A Psychologist Explains the Development of Racial Identity. How has the novel impacted educational techniques and psychology?

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